Sustainability in the Era of Rapid Business Transformation

SUMAQ helps companies position themselves to meet society's expectations and manage the risks and opportunities of acting in accordance with current demands.
In a world affected by rapid changes and major challenges — global warming, loss of biodiversity, social inequality, fake news —, the new business environment requires companies to incorporate sustainability management into their way of operating. The key to the development of companies will be the ability to design and articulate long-term growth strategies, based not only on economic indicators, but also on critical socio-environmental variables.
Sustainability evolved from the aspiration for a better quality of life, in the 70s, to become a value and vector of change in contemporary society.

“To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society.”

“A company's ability to manage environmental, social and governance matters (ESG) demonstrates the leadership and good governance that is so essential to sustainable growth.”

Larry Fink

Annual Letter (2020) from Larry Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock

Sustainability is a critical aspect

The combination of the leading technological names in environmental and social management with the information processing by SUMAQ consultants, whether internal or partners, allows companies to address critical issues that affect their Corporate Reputation and Market Value.

One of the critical points of this process is sustainability. In this regard, SUMAQ's experience with the fundamental aspects of sustainability, socio-environmental impact, and the financial and capital markets adds value to companies and helps them analyze economic, environmental, social, and governance issues in a systemic and cross-sectional manner, dissociating them from isolated data.

We analyze the main ESG elements systemically, highlighting:

  • The definition of long-term strategies based on sustainability scenarios;
  • The establishment of socio-environmental governance based on solid values;
  • Process analysis and establishment of an environmental, social, and variable chain management system;
  • Data loading and configuration of the socio-environmental management platform;
  • Analysis of relationship and engagement with stakeholders;
  • Evaluation of communication practices, considering transparency as essential and sustainability reports as one of its main elements.
Strategic Sustainability Management
  • Integration of Sustainability within the Business Strategy
  • Identification and Management of Risks and Opportunities Associated with ESG Practices
  • Action Plans and Value Proposition for the Business
Management of ESG Elements
  • Diagnoses, Policies, Guidelines and Results Indicators
  • Governance Systems for Sustainability, Environmental Management, Social Management
ESG and Relationship with Stakeholders
  • Relationship Processes with the Various Stakeholder Groups
ESG and Capital Markets
  • “Green” Financial Instruments
  • Projects and Assessment of Social and Environmental Impacts
  • Communication with Stakeholders and the Society, in General
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